Volunteer and Community Support Awards

The Foundation has a large list of volunteers who contribute and support our various programs and our message of ‘Early Detection and Early Treatment”. These volunteers are a vital part of the Foundation and each year during Eating Disorder Awareness Week the Foundation recognize and award volunteers (an Individual, a Business, a Community Group) in appreciation for their outstanding commitment and contribution in support of the aims and objectives of our foundation.

The Eating Disorder Foundation of NL is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Community Support Awards. The recipient of the Jerry Angel Jr. Community Support Award is Dr. Bridget Picco. The Renata Elizabeth Withers Community Support Award was presented to Mr. Steve Bragg and the  Lana G. Curran Community Support Award was awarded to Mrs. Heather Madden. We congratulate them for their outstanding support and continued interest in the work of the Foundation.

Left-Right– His Honour, Howard William Foote, Dr. Bridget Picco, Mr. Steve Bragg, Mrs. Heather Madden and Her Honour The Honourable Judy May Foote, P.C., O.N.L. Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador


Bridget Picco
Dr. Bridget Picco is a native of Burin. She graduated from Memorial University in 1984. Bridget has been involved and committed to the treatment of eating disorders for most of her medical career. She was on the planning committee for the Hope Program and then joined the program as the family doctor in 2010. In 2017 the inpatient unit was added to her responsibilities and the program has grown from there. Bridget’s ongoing support of the Foundation includes being a regular guest at the Bridges to Hope Program and always being available to help and support families who feel they have nowhere to turn.
For all of her continued support, the Foundation is thrilled to present the Jerry Angel Jr. Community Support Award to Dr. Bridget Picco.

Steve Bragg
Steve Bragg has been a volunteer with the Foundation even before it became a formal organization. Steve, through his relationship with the Withers Family teamed up with Ted Cantwell in the summer of 2006 to hold a golf tournament to raise money to create awareness about eating disorders. 2019 will mark the 13th Annual Remembering Renata Golf Tournament and Steve is still with us, chairing the committee.
For his long-time commitment and in recognition of the countless hours Steve puts into this major fundraising effort, we are very pleased to present Steve Bragg with the Renata Elizabeth Withers Community Support Award.

Heather Madden
Heather first came to us in 2017 as a result of her friendship with another one of our amazing volunteers and now Board member Stephanie Lee. From several visits to our office to put together information packages or help set up our training room for an information session or workshop, Heather has become an important part of our “team”. From the Gala in June, to the Walk in September, to the cool and damp days on the golf course in late September, to selling 50/50 tickets at the Concert of Hope, Heather is there. And, oh yes, she still finds time to come by the office when we need information packages put together.
For her continued support of the Foundation we are pleased to present the Lana G. Curran Community Support Award to Heather Madden.